Search Database

This database includes high potential projects and companies in the environment and energy sectors based and working primarily in Switzerland, founded or active since 2000 and still operational. The maturity phase ranges from initial concept (formation or validation) up to those that are trying to capture a larger market space (growth and then established).

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Company Name Founding year Canton Phase Areas of Activity [Subareas] Technology
Akksel 2021
BS
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy management solutions ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
We reduce environmental pollution, costs and exploitation of people and nature by linking producers and consumers of limited resources through a circular economy multi-sided platform for batteries used in Electric Vehicles and large-scale battery storage systems. We are connecting buyers with suppliers through an exponentially growing value network to guarantee added value with each transaction.
csquare 2021
VD
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Financing and financial services ] IT data usage
csquare is a purpose-built MLOps platform created to enable maximal efficiency and minimize go to market time. We have also developed and built dedicated hardware configurations to support our platform. Our idea was to create a work environment that incorporates all of your favourite tools and frameworks, as well as the best industry practices, and at the same time to eliminate hardware optimisation worries from you. Together, our software and hardware platforms make a powerful tool you yet have to discover.
Librec 2021
SO
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy storage, Resource efficiency, Transport & logisticsof goods, Waste & recycling ] Electric batteries, e-mobility, Physical & chemical & nano technologies, Waste management technologies, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Collection and "closed-loop" recycling of all components of lithium-ion batteries from e-mobility
Limoo 2021
VD
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Catering, Restaurants ] Unknown
When you order from Limoo, you can order with the same excitement, assurance and peace of mind that come with dining out at any top-quality restaurant establishment. Our Chefs are professional private chefs or small family businesses traiteurs which comply with local food safety regulations and Limoo’s highest food standards. Limoo’s expert food tasters will also sample every single chef dish to ensure they’re amazing in flavor and value before adding it to our menus and reaching you!
Recogn.ice 2021
ZH
validation
Behavioural change, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Landscape conservation and management ] IT data usage, IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
We, a young bunch of natural scientists and journalists, truly believe that recognition is key to care. This is why, in January 2019, we felt the urgency to launch “Recogn.ice”; a nonprofit organisation for the recognition of this cryosphere. Our team is committed to accomplish that one goal: for people around the world to recognise, understand and ultimately care for all frozen parts of our planet. Founded in February 2019 in Zurich, the core team of Recogn.ice consists of a glacierologist, a geologist, a communications consultant, an award-winning designer, data scientists and IT specialists. Together, we strive to present these features and data in an attractive and intuitive way : - with yellow frames indicating the very presence of the surrounding expression of the cryosphere ; - with an intuitive app ; - with an educational website mapping the cryosphere.
Re-Company 2021
GE
validation
Health & House & Body Care, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Waste & recycling ] Waste management technologies
Reinvent common products to have a sustainable impact. Starting with a bottle. REBO is the first product from the Re-company, and is a REvolutionary BOttle. It is the first bottle that cleans the planet as you drink. Thanks to a smart cap we are able to measure the water intake (and plastic saving) of the user, send it to the REBO app, convert it through blockchain into a green credit, and use the proceedings to fund the collection of bottles littering the environment. The bottle also offers a customized hydration plan to its users, it is equipped with a unique one hand push cap (developed with Aptar), and has an insulated stainless steel body keeping drinks cold for 24h.
SmartPantry 2021
TI
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Resource efficiency, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
SmartPantry is a Swiss startup creating an innovative virtual kitchen assistant app aiming to help families reduce food waste. An easy to use smartphone app to track purchase and use of household groceries for families, shared households and individuals. According to the Federal Office for the Environment in Switzerland, every year a total of 494’000 tonnes of food is unnecessarily wasted in households in Switzerland alone. In addition to unnecessary financial expenses, food waste also has a major impact on the environment.
Space4Impact 2021
VD
formation
Behavioural change [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
Space4Impact wants to maximize the positive impact of Space technologies on Earth by linking New Space companies to non-space markets. The goal is to internationally boost the growing New Space Economy in line with the UN SDGs. It created a digital ecosystem platform to help corporates, investors and organisations, who want to integrate disruptive solutions, innovate and accelerate their impact sustainably by learning, conducting open innovation challenges and initiating pilot projects with startups and News Space companies.
StadtOase 2021
SH
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Gardening ] Bio technologies, Fertilizers from wastewater, waste or other sources, Low technology, Resource saving agricultural technologies
StadtOase produces and sells automated planting systems, allowing the users to easily grow their own food and have a steady supply of fresh and healthy vegetables with minimal effort.
SWOXID 2021
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Water Management ] Filters & Membranes, Renewable technologies
SWOXID developed a gravitational solar-thermal water purifier, which filters and sterilizes contaminated water with sunlight. It does not require electricity, nor dosage of chemical agents to provide the sterilization effect. The technology is based on an innovative nanoporous aerogel composite membrane which - upon solar irradiation - is able to render contaminated water safe by removing and inactivating infectious disease-causing biological agents such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa and worms.
Graphene filter carbon capture 2021
VS
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Climate technologies
Chemical engineers at EPFL have developed a graphene filter for carbon capture that surpasses the efficiency of commercial capture technologies, and can reduce the cost carbon capture substantially.
Retreeva 2021
VD
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management New chemical materials
Our new sponge technology enables industries to retrieve trace amounts of gold from liquid waste streams more effectively, allowing them to potentially bring billions of dollars’ worth of gold back into production.
Agrinium Technologies 2020
BE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail ] Bio technologies, Low technology
Agrinium develops an automated system to harvest button mushrooms 24 hours a day – 355 days per year without affecting the quality of the mushrooms picked (no marks, no diseases transmitted).
Agrinorm 2020
ZH
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] IT data usage
AgriNorm is a Swiss based deep-tech startup leveraging scientific advances in plant genetics, biochemistry and machine learning techniques for the optimization of perishable fruits supply chain. AgriNorm is developing an AI-powered cloud-based system for predicting the expected quality properties and shelf-life of perishable fruits at the farm gate. This will allow our customers to: 1. Improve margins through optimization of sales channels via smart allocation of the right products to the right clients. 2. Save costs via waste reduction, prevention of claims and avoidance of freights expenditures.
Awarebear 2020
ZH
formation
Behavioural change, Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction, Communication, Media, Education or Games, Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management, Food, Farming or Forestry [ Environmental monitoring, Food production & retail, Games, Healthcare, Information technology, Resource efficiency, Resource sufficiency, Trade and Retail ] IT Software
Awarebear tracks your foodprint, calculates your greenhouse gas emissions and suggests eco-friendlier alternatives. We believe that small changes have a great impact!
Carbon Removed 2020
LU
formation
Climate technologies & mitigation & CO2-reduction Carbon capture and storage, Climate technologies
Helps individuals to become carbon neutral and climate friendly by compensating their carbon footprint through carbon dioxide removal from the atmosphere.
Codingmind AG 2020
ZH
formation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis IT data usage
Coding Mind AG develops and programs solutions for a more efficient, resource-saving and customer-friendly marketing of real estate. In addition to SAM - the world's first inspection robot for the real estate industry, Coding Mind also offers products such as REMOTELY360°, which adds new functions to existing 360° tours, exploiting the full potential for digital inspections in a scalable way.
ConceptIris 2020
LU
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Food production & retail, Recreation, Waste & recycling ] Low technology
They developed and created the best and most convenient reusable cup.
deskbird 2020
SG
validation
Finance, Insurance, IT or Data Analysis [ Information technology ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
deskbird is the most flexible solution to use inspiring workspaces - where and when you need them. Find relevant workspaces around you and use them fully flexible. You are only charged for the time effectively used, e.g. two hours. Our goal is to support freelancers, startups and established companies on their journey towards the new way of working #NWOW
Solarbalkon (Direct Coffee) 2016
BS
growth
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Photovoltaics
Fight climate change from your balcony with a super-light solar panel that can be plugged into the socket.
drivemycar AG 2020
ZH
formation
Transport & Mobility [ Mobility & Fleet management ] Fleet management
Provider of P2P, B2B and B2C Solution for Car Sharing
Eco Foodie Co 2020
GE
formation
Food, Farming or Forestry, Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Biodiversity and ecosystem protection, Farming & agriculture, Food production & retail, Waste & recycling ] Material & Products based on biomass
Eco Foodie Co's focus is on sustainable oyster mushroom cultivation. To reduce the environmental impact we use waste (such as coffee) collected from local businesses to grow mushrooms.
EnCoTEc Innovation 2020
SH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity, Energy Production ] Renewable technologies
EnCoTec Innovation develops and markets sector-coupling energy systems simultaneously providing electricity, heat and operating reserve. The use of climate-neutral fuels (biogas, power2X) ensures future oriented plant operation. Flexible plant operation contributes to energy security and enables the increase of solar and wind based electricity production.
Entracers 2020
ZH
formation
Environment, sustainability & hazard prevention management [ Environmental monitoring ] Measuring & monitoring e.g. environemental data
It's an Eawag-Spinoff that provides services with a focus on the consulting for gas monitoring/screening strategies as well as on the implementation of such strategies. Additionally, the company performs gas sampling in the field and conducts measurements within the frame of its own analytical capabilities. The services provided by Entracers GmbH are mainly (but not exclusively) addressed to private associations/companies and to research organizations.
FreezyBoy 2020
LU
formation
Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Waste & recycling ] Cooling technology
FreezyBoy is the world's first clean-tech product for a comfortable storage of food remains. The sub-zero biodegradable waste bin freezes your organic kitchen slop, prevents decomposing and eliminates unpleasant odors.
Green-Y Energy 2020
BE
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Energy usage, efficiency & prosumption [ Electricity grids & flexibility, Energy efficiency, Energy management solutions, Energy Production, Energy storage, Energy sufficiency, Heating and cooling energy ] Construction : Increase efficiency or renewable energy use., Cooling technology, Energy storage other than batteries, Heat industrial usage, Heating in buildings
Green-Y revolutionizes the energy sector: The combination of an electricity storage together with a heating and cooling unit in one decentralized device makes the integration of renewable energy on a large scale possible. An affordable and efficient system with unrivalled low amortization periods below 4 years results. Besides that, Green-Y is eco-friendly by using only air and water as working fluids.
Helvitek Labs 2020
VD
formation
Clothes, Textiles, Wearables devices or apps [ Healthcare ]
The goal of the company is to create the next generation of urban life anti-pollution masks combining state-of-the-art protection with a revolutionary design.
Hivoduct 2020
ZH
validation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production) [ Electricity grids & flexibility ]
Hivoduct transmits electric power with less environmental impact
HopVrac 2020
NE
validation
Food, Farming or Forestry [ Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals
A local, organic, circular economy and zero waste products, with packaging in reusable containers in Neuchatel!
Innovopolis 2020
ZH
formation
Energy production & distribution & storage (incl.tool production), Natural resources, Material efficiency or Recycling & Waste Management [ Energy Production, Waste & recycling ] IT-platforms or networking solutions, e.g. portals, Waste recovery, recycling and re-use
Innovopolis offers a decentralized waste management service that contains waste within the built areas of the community and turns it into energy at the point where it is generated: a self-sufficient service which eliminates the need for waste collection, waste incineration and waste landfilling. Our solution can be applied to any community, from rural communities like islands to large multi-complex properties such as high-rise buildings and by doing so we reduce the annual carbon footprint of every inhabitant by 1 tonnes of CO2.
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